Deaf Awareness Week: ASL Performer Douglas Ridloff
"The Capital D Show." Douglas Ridloff?'s humorous one man show includes a social commentary on the trials and tribulations of being a thirty-something Deaf Jew living in New York City.
* ASL-English interpreters will be available at this event.
Douglas Ridloff is a self-titled ASL artist, actor, curator, educator and filmmaker. It all began simply, a Deaf Jewish New Yorker with a penchant for American Sign Language (ASL) storytelling. Ridloff co-produced and performed in ASL in the Raw, a "blue" two-man show with Jason Norman. In 2009, Ridloff opened his one man show Jack of All ASL in his hometown. He followed up Jack of All ASL with Capital D, a mixed-media show that was shown nationally. Capital D gives a humorous look at the Deaf experience from his own perspective. As an ASL artist and actor, Ridloff came to appreciate ASL as a form of art, one that was already flourishing in the signing community. As an educator, Ridloff provides information and insight on ASL storytelling as a visual vernacular to people of all ages.
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